How To Wear A Claddagh Ring

Are you single, dating or betrothed to the one you love? How should you wear your Claddagh Ring? We explain all the rules on how to correctly wear a Claddagh ring.

What is the right way to wear a Claddagh Ring?

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If You Are Single

Wear your Claddagh on your right hand with the heart pointing out to show the world that you are not in a relationship. Irish men are shy to make the first move, so you can give them the confidence to make the first move. If your heart is truly open to meeting Mr Right, then you can wear your Claddagh ring on the ring finger of your right hand.

wear your claddagh ring when single

You Are In A Relationship

Keep the ring on your right hand, but turn the ring around so that the heart points towards your hand.

You Are Engaged To Be Married

It’s official! You should wear your Claddagh ring on your wedding ring finger on your left hand with the heart pointing out.

My Claddagh say's I'm taken.

You Are Married

If you choose to wear your Claddagh ring as your wedding ring, you wear the ring on your wedding ring finger with the heart pointing in towards your heart. You should reverse the direction of the Claddagh ring during the wedding ceremony. Originating, in the fishing village of Claddagh, just outside Galway city, the Claddagh wedding ring is the traditional symbol of marriage in Ireland. Love, friendship and loyalty is the holy trinity of a good Irish marriage.

Do you have to be Irish to wear a Claddagh ring?

This is a question we have been asked on a few occasions throughout the years. Of course, the answer is, no. The universal themes of love, friendship and loyalty transcend cultures. In fact, the Claddagh ring is a very popular choice as a friendship ring. Although the tradition originated in Ireland, Galway’s emblem of love and marriage has been embraced throughout the world. has been awarded as the best Celtic Jewellery shop in Ireland. Read more about the history of the Claddagh ring.